Brian J. Anderson

  • joined May 16, 2009
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, WA. Current graduate student in environmental science at WSU Tri-Cities and researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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An in-depth look at the 2014 schedule

Trying to guess how teams will navigate their schedule when the season is still more than a month away isn't all that meaningful ... we did it anyway. (This will de-value faster than a new car off...

Could this finally be the new crimson end zone?


Notice we said end zone, singular. The other one is gray. What do you think?

Who's your favorite WSU assistant coach?

WSU mic'd up some of the coaches during spring practice. Which one is your favorite?

RELOADED: Analyzing skill position production

Most would say the offense took strides last season. We look at the stats to see where they stepped forward...and see where they really need to step up this season.

Scouting CSU's defense

The Rams haven't faced a team that throws the ball like WSU does all season, so figuring out what CSU will try to do against the Cougs is a bit of a guessing game.

Scouting Garrett Grayson and CSU's passing attack

The Rams aren't well-known for throwing the ball, but they do it effectively. See how they do what they do, and what WSU will need to do to slow them down.

Join the CougCenter Bowl Pick'em Challenge


Like picking bowl games? Competing against internet friends? Join our Bowl Pick-em Group over at Yahoo! and earn yourself all of the prestigious accolades, and some Monday Morning Trivia points if...

Scouting Kapri Bibbs and CSU's rushing attack

The Rams bring a stud running back into the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. What kind challenge does Kapri Bibbs present, and how will WSU try to defend him?

How watchable is the New Mexico Bowl?

We use advanced stats to rank 2013's bowl games in terms of "watch-ability."

Quick impressions of Colorado State


Washington State is heading to Albuquerque to face Colorado State. Here are a few quick first impressions of the Rams.

Digging into the nitty gritty of bowl scenarios


How likely is it that WSU ends up at the New Mexico Bowl? Or the Heart of Dallas Bowl? We explore the various scenarios.

Apple Cup: How has WSU fared against the spread?

We examine every Apple Cup betting line since the series moved back to Pullman in 1982.

Apple Cup: The fight for hunger

The Kraft Fight Hunger has its options narrowed down, and the Cougs are on its radar.

New Bowl Projection: How does New Mexico sound?

After looking at all the scenarios, we project the Cougs will be in Albuquerque for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Go ahead and feel free to start telling them how much you'd enjoy that at @GildanNM

Examining WSU's bowl possibilities

With WSU now just one win away from bowl eligibility, we put together a guide of where WSU could land and what to watch for in the coming weeks.

Scouting Report: Arizona Wildcats

We preview the Arizona offense and defense the Cougs will face this upcoming weekend down in Tucson.

Reaction from the Conference of Champions (NSFW)

PAC-12 round-up provided by game thread commentary from around the conference.

Is the Air Raid past its prime?

We offer a spirited defense of Mike Leach's offensive system.

Charting Halliday's big performance against Cal

Just how clinical was WSU's quarterback against the Golden Bears, as he threw for 521 yards? We turn the 67 throws into numbers and pictures to help you visualize.

Scouting Report: The schemes of Stanford

We detail some of the offensive and defensive looks the Cardinal will give the Cougs this Saturday.

A closer look at how USC stymied WSU's offense

USC combated a lot of the things WSU did well against Auburn. Here's a closer look at what made the Trojans so effective and where WSU can go from here.

A post about bourbon


A college friend, my Dad, and I toured Kentucky before the Auburn game, travelling the "Bourbon Trail" to hit all the major distilleries. Some history, some info, some power rankings, some...

What to watch for: Halliday's run checks

The Cougs ran the ball effectively against Auburn; can they replicate it against a USC team that now knows WSU can do it?

HCA: You made it through the off-season!


Daily links and some off-season posts you may have missed

Position battles: Offense

We've already taken a look at the defense. Who's fighting for playing time on the other side of the ball? Here's an offensive depth chart and some analysis to get you thinking.

Position battles: Defense

Who's fighting for playing time on the defensive side of the ball? Here's a depth chart and some analysis to get you thinking.

35 Days: You're the media - what would YOU ask?

Coach Mike Leach got some pretty lame questions on Friday. What would you have asked at Pac-12 media day?

Breaking down Auburn's 4-2-5 Defense

We analyze Ellis Johnson's defense and preview how it might defend Coach Leach's Air Raid.

On Halliday, and the labels we place on QBs

The term "gunslinger" is far too limiting in terms of what WSU's presumptive starter is capable of going forward.

The perfect 'H' for Mike Leach and the Air Raid?

Braxton Berrios, a consensus three-star recruit out of North Carolina, looked awfully good in the SPARQ competition at The Opening.

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